Posted by Coventry Crafters (our EPL crafting group) and Staff
As the weather cools, many people begin to think of crafting as a way to spend chilly nights or create unique holiday gifts. Whether you are a beginner or experienced creative person, we can help you find the info you need to plan and execute your next project. Listed below are some of our favorite books covering a variety of skills and levels of expertise. For a great list of non-fiction knit-lit, jump to our previous post. And as always, if you have questions, please let us know - we'll do our best to help, even if it means simple knitting lessons.
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book Tons of basic stitch patterns and it tells you everything you need to know for a project.
Anything by Barbara Walker, including A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
You Can Paper Piece by Carol Doak (available through interlibrary loan). A great beginner's 'how-to" for quilting
Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden. Lots of great crochet stitches - beginner to expert levels.
Hand-dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan. An excellent beginner dyeing how-to instructions for a variety of techniques using dyes from food coloring to more professional types.
Beautiful Button Jewelry by Susan Davis. Elegant, classy and unique ways to use the buttons in your button jar.
craftsy.com - free and paid craft classes on-line.